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All Good Books are Alike…Ernest Hemingway Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

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All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Ernest Hemingway

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12 comments on “All Good Books are Alike…Ernest Hemingway Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. Mira Prabhu
    April 26, 2015

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    All good books are alike in some respects, said the great Ernest Hemingway…check out Bridget Whelan’s brief post here….

  2. bridgeanneartandwriting
    April 26, 2015

    Thank you for that – this is such an inspiring quote.

    • bridget whelan
      April 26, 2015

      I like what he is saying and also the way he said it, almost as if he knew this since he could read but he was still working it out in his mind…

  3. Jack Eason
    April 26, 2015

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    It’s true…

  4. Ali Isaac
    April 26, 2015

    Lovely quote! I know exactly what he means… I love when I am drawn so deeply into a story like that, but physically cant bear it when its all over!

    • bridget whelan
      April 26, 2015

      It’s magic when you find a book that does it to you…Ah, to be able to write one that does it to other people.

  5. dorothymaydekok
    April 26, 2015

    This is why I love reading . . . and the challenge of writing!

  6. Madie_H
    April 26, 2015

    In this sense, it really does help to ‘write what you know’. That way, you’ll achieve the sense of authenticity even easier

  7. D. Wallace Peach
    April 26, 2015

    Couldn’t agree more. To me, it’s that stunned feeling I get when I finish the last page, desperate for more, and realize it’s over. Now, that’s a good book!

  8. Sarah Ferguson
    April 27, 2015

    I actually sit at a desk with a Hemingway quotation. It is slightly different though. Alcohol is featured in said quotation.

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